Complete Container Herb Gardening: Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herb-Filled Pots (Paperback)
In Complete Container Herb Gardening, herbal guru and certified horticulturist Sue Goetz walks you through the ins and outs of growing these fragrant and flavorful plant treasures in containers.
Herbs are among the easiest edible plants to grow, and when you cultivate your own fresh herbs, you can enjoy their abundant flavors, healing properties, and uses for natural home and beauty every day—plus reap big savings at the grocery store or farmer's market.
Whether you grow on a suburban patio, an urban rooftop, a condo balcony, or on the front porch of your duplex, discovering which herbs grow best in pots, how to select the ideal containers for the job, and how to tend your container herb garden to maximize production (and flavor!) is key to your success.
Highlighted by gorgeous photography, Sue also presents over a dozen container “recipes” for mixing and matching your favorite herbs to create stunning and useful combinations. From the perfect culinary partnerships and natural aromatherapy combos to collections of herbs for natural beauty and chemical-free cleaning products, these herbal arrangements are no-fail and perfectly Instagram-worthy.
Complete Container Herb Gardening is the ideal roadmap for success, even for brand-new gardeners. Learn how to:
- Grow fresh kitchen herbs in small spaces
- Choose the best containers, soil, and tools for herbal success
- Make more herb plants…for free!
- Cultivate unique herbs and spices, like turmeric, saffron, and ginger
- Design herb containers that are both beautiful and highly productive
- Harvest armloads of herbs from a porch or patio
- Tend an indoor herb garden on a windowsill
About the Author
Sue Goetz is Certified Professional Horticulturist, an award-winning garden designer, writer, and speaker. Through her business Creative Gardener, she works with clients to personalize outdoor spaces—from garden coaching to full landscape design. Her garden design work has earned gold medals at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and specialty awards including: the Sunset Magazine award, the Fine Gardening magazine award, and The American Horticultural Society Award. Writing and speaking are how Sue shares her love of gardening. Her motto,“...inspiring gardeners to create,” defines her talks and hands-on workshops with how to's and ways to simply inspire creativity in and out of the garden. She has been named Educator of the Year by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association and shares her love of the garden and herb growing all over the country. Sue is a member of GardenComm: The International Society of Garden Communicators, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Tacoma News Tribune, Seattle Met, APLD Designer magazine, Pacific Horticulture magazine, and Fine Gardening magazine.
“Readers will like this user-friendly, practical guide to creating a successful, small kitchen garden”
—Sally Peterson, OregonLive.com